Nearly everyone says they are concerned about child abuse, but each year between 50 and 100 quilters, crafters, and artisans put their time and energy into prevention by supporting TVCRN’s annual Children’s Boutique & Baby Quilt Show. Although mostly local, donated quilts have come from as far as Washington State and Colorado. The donated quilts join blankets, bibs, burp cloths, booties, gift bags, children’s aprons, and more to be sold to raise money for Relief Nursery operations. A quilt not sold may be raffled off during the year, while other items that do not sell are taken to the House That Art Built on Southwest Fourth Avenue in Ontario. This generous business sells items for the Nursery year-round without charging a consignment fee.

Our special thanks to Sandy Wyngaard of Mountain Home for donating a full-size quilt with 21 fat quarters given to her by the fabric company “Timeless Treasures.” This quilt was our raffle quilt, bringing in $225. A volunteer from the Ontario High School’s National Honor Society drew Amanda Gill as the lucky winner. We can’t thank Sandy enough for giving so generously of her time and talent to help us help at-risk toddlers and preschoolers stay safe.

We also must thank Vanessa Christenson for again serving as Silent Auction coordinator. We had nearly 80 items this year! And, our thanks to Mackey’s Steakhouse & Irish Pub for donating food.